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2021 Campellone Standard

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SN# 5560221

Body size at lower bout: 17", Body Depth: 3 1/4" Scale length: 25 " Nut: 1 3/4" neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .83/.99

Materials: Solid bookmatched handcarved fine grain quartersawn Sitka spruce top; handcarved solid quartersawn tiger flame maple back, sides and neck; solid ebony fingerboard; pearl headstock logo; 3-ply body binding; deco truss rod cover.

Hardware: All gold hardware includes Grover 16X1 Super Rotomatic tuners, deco-design tailpiece, compensated adjustable ebony bridge; hand bound tortoise pickguard; floating Armstrong Handwound humbucking pickup with Stealth thumbwheel volume and tone controls, 1/4" endpin jack.

Notes: It is expected that a first-class luthier will excel at the fundamentals of the craft: joinery, voicing, fit and finish. But Mark Campellone is that rarest of builders who succeeds where many of his peers fall short, in the crucial dimension of design. Simply put, all of Mark's instruments are beautiful, as pleasing to behold as they are to play. Simple, tasteful, with understated elegance, Campellone guitars draw from the heart of traditional styling, updated with bold, modern flair.

This instrument is from Mark's Standard series, and is an outstanding example of his work, in superb condition. Handmade at his Rhode Island workshop, this 17" full depth guitar is made in the classic tradition, carved of handsomely figured bookmatched tiger maple, with a hand-graduated tap-tuned quartersawn Sitka spruce soundboard.

The neck profile is an elegant gentle D, with smooth low action over a fresh high precision setup. A final touch is the original art-deco styled tailpiece, surely among the most attractive ever designed, and a solid dark ebony fingerboard.

The tap-tuned parallel braced soundboard lends depth and clarity to the acoustic voice, which is warm and balanced through the entire range. The instrument is 100% original, and free of pick, buckle, thumb, fret or fingerboard wear. The instrument shows a few wisps of scattered checking in its gleaming vintage style lacquer finish, but otherwise appears much as it did when it left the builder's bench.

We can think of no other maker today who delivers so much quality so reasonably. Not surprisingly, value like this has generated quite a backlog. Skip the wait list, and snag this superb specimen while you can. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel roundwound strings (.013-.056). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original deluxe black arched plush lined hardshell case.




























































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